Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.
The Baby is Ms. G's name for her youngest cat (now 12 years old) that showed up at her house a week after she moved in. The Baby was the scrawniest kitten ever and covered in ringworm, and is now happy, healthy, and spoiled.
The Baby loves her rugs, and when i first started working there, like all the other cats, would hide from me. Eventually, she graced me with her presence, but as soon as i start cleaning her rugs, she runs to her mama to tattle on me. "Mom!" you can hear her meow, "she's messing with my rugs again!"
|No toys, ready to be vacuumed.|
This is when she leaves to tattle.
|Rugs up, ready to vacuum the carpet.|
This past Wednesday, The Baby did a new trick. After i vacuumed her rugs and got them up on the back of the couch to vacuum the carpet under them, she went and sat on them, reminding me, i guess, of whose rugs i was messing with.
|Sitting on her folded rugs while i vacuum.|
Of course, at the end, i put her rugs back, along with her toys and accoutrements.
|All is well again.|
Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!
Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:
1. I learned _________________the hard way.
2. Everyone should ___________________ at least once in their lives.
3. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about _________.
4. I’ll never be too old to _________.
1. I learned how to be a mom the hard way, just like we all do, on the job!
2. Everyone should try a food they think they won't like at least once in their lives. After all, you never know.
3. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about taxes. The papers we will need have started to trickle in, and i am trying to stay on top of it so we can file early.
4. I’ll never be too old to read fairy tales or believe in happily ever after.
Arbor Day -- Jordan; Florida and Louisiana, US
Armed Forces Day / Remembrance Day -- Nigeria
Army Day -- India
Basketball Day -- rules for the game were first published this day in 1892(day debated, year is certain)
Chosun-gul -- North Korea (Korean Alphabet Day)
Dia del Maestro -- Venezuela (Teacher's Day)
Feast of the Ass -- Ancient Roman Calendar (celebrates Vesta being saved by a donkey)
Feast of Entering Heaven and the Two Lands -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Festival of All Fairies -- Fairy Calendar
Fiesta Del Senor de Esquipulas/Pilgrimage of Cristo Negro de Esquipulas -- Esquipulas, Guatemala (Festival of the Black Christ)
John Chilembwe Day -- Malawi
Lee-Jackson Day -- Virginia, US
Lenaea -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a Festival of Comedy; date approximate)
Moliere Day -- France
National Hat Day -- begun by a hat loving individual who has chosen to remain anonymous
National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Procrastinator's New Year -- declared by someone who had a really great sense of humor
Sailing of Wadjyt -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (the icon of the cobra goddess, Wadjyt, is carried on the Nile to visit many cities; date approximate)
St. Ita's Day (Patron of Limerick, Ireland)
St. Paul the Hermit's Day (the first of the Egyptian hermits; Patron of clothing industry, weavers)
Thiruvalluvar Day -- PY, TN, India (remembrance of the celebrated Tamil poet)
Tree Planting Day -- Egypt
Opening of the British Museum, 1759
Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England, 1559
Drew Brees, 1979
Chad Lowe, 1968
Mario Van Peebles, 1957
Andrea Martin, 1947
Margaret O'Brien, 1937
Ernest J. Gaines, 1933
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929
John Cardinal O'Connor, 1920
Lloyd Bridges, 1913
Gene Krupa, 1909
Elie Siegmeister, 1909
Edward Teller, 1908
Aristotle Onassis, 1906
Goodman Ace, 1899
Pierre S. du Pont, 1870
Philip Livingston, 1766
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a/k/a Moliere, 1622 (baptismal date, actual birth date unknown)
"Hill Street Blues"(TV), 1981
"Happy Days"(TV), 1974
The Democratic Donkey(symbol in newspaper comic), 1870
"Stella"(Goethe Play), 1816
Today in History:
Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign, in a siege lasting until July 23, BC588
Christopher Columbus sets sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World, 1493
Third sitting of the Council of Trent opens, 1562
The British Museum opens in Montague House in London, 1759
John Etherington of London steps out sporting the first top hat, 1797
The first US built locomotive to pull a passenger train begins its first run, with Mr. and Mrs. Pierson on board for the first US railroad honeymoon trip, 1831
The donkey is first used as a symbol for the Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly, 1870
The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia, 1889
James Naismith publishes the rules of Basketball, 1892
Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres in St Petersburg, 1895
Dr. Lee DeForest patents a 3-element vacuum tube (one of the inventions that later made radio possible), 1907
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority becomes the first Greek-letter organization founded and established by African-American college women, 1908
The Boston Molasses Disaster, 2 million gallons of molasses spill, 21 killed, over 150 injured, 1919
The first building to be completely covered in glass, built for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, is completed in Toledo, Ohio, 1936
The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia, 1943
The US Supreme Court rules that "clear and present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech and can be a cause for arrest, 1951
The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles; the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, 1967
The USSR launches Soyuz 5, 1969
The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm, 1991
Wikipedia goes online, 2001
An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system, 2005
ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon, 2005
The Stardust space mission returns dust from a comet to Earth, 2006
Chesley Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in NYC. All passengers and crew members survive in what becomes known as the "Miracle on the Hudson", 2009
The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan unveils its newest exhibit, a replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur (found in 2010 in Argentina), the largest known dinosaur at 70 tons, 37m, 2016
Chinese scientists confirm that they have germinated a cotton seed on the moon on board the Chang’e 4 lander, 2019